Paul Newman stars as a white man who has been raised by Apaches and much prefers their lifestyle to that of his own people. As the film opens, he has inherited a boarding house and must take a stagecoach journey to reach the property. Balsam, Newman's only white friend, is the stagecoach
driver. The passengers include March, an Indian-hating businessman; his snobbish wife, Rush; newlyweds Lazer and Blye; Cilento, manager of the boarding house Newman has inherited; and the nasty Boone. Gunmen hold up the stage and take Rush hostage in a robbery engineered by Boone. Newman and the
passengers hole up at an abandoned mine shaft while Boone and his henchmen attempt to e...